WWelcome to Carlisle Diocese

We look after 351 churches and 105 schools, from Barrow in Furness to Bewcastle and Nicholforest, from St Bees Head to Stainmore.

Our mission:
By God's grace to grow God's Kingdom in Cumbria.

Our vision:
To see our Churches growing Disciples of all ages.


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DDiocesan Calendar



Open Guided Tours of Carlisle Cathedral
Posted Tuesday 19 May 2015
Tues 30 June to Thurs 3 September, 11.00am to 12.00pm

Events in Carlisle Cathedral
Posted Tuesday 19 May 2015
July 2015

Wigton Choral Society Summer Concert
Posted Tuesday 5 May 2015
Wigton Methodist Church, Sat 20 June, 7.30pm.


Archbishop of York completes two day visit ...
Posted Friday 15 May 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has completed a two day visit to Barrow as part of ...

Bishop’s Chaplain announces retirement
Posted Tuesday 12 May 2015
After 40 years ministering in the north of England, the chaplain to the Bishop of Carlisle ...

Church schools benefit from million pound ...
Posted Thursday 30 April 2015
The Diocese of Carlisle has secured investment of more than a million pounds to fund ...

Cumbrian churches’ missional outreach ...
Posted Monday 20 April 2015
Cumbrian churches have teamed up with a touring theatre company to reach out in new ways.

Diocese of Carlisle Ember List Petertide 2015
Posted Thursday 2 April 2015
Please pray for all those to be ordained this year. Pray for them in these final weeks of ...


The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has spent two days in Barrow as part of the town's Believe in Barrow faith festival. Here he is interviewed by students at Furness College's community radio station candofm as part of his tour.
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GGod for All

A fresh way to help everyone in Cumbria discover more of God and His purpose in their lives, and to encourage churches to be vibrant and loving communities serving and worshipping God.

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Open Guided Tours of Carlisle Cathedral http://t.co/LzCnYlpCSE11 days ago

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RT @BelieveinBarrow: Thankyou Bishop James @CarlisleDiocese and Archdeacon Penny Driver for celebrating Church with us in the Marquee. http…13 days ago

RT @BelieveinBarrow: Final event is Celebration Service with Bishop james @CarlisleDiocese at 1030 then Picnic in the Park. All welcome. ht…14 days ago